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View Poll Results: At what age did you start taking writing seriously?
6 or earlier 1 1.45%
7-8 2 2.90%
9-10 6 8.70%
11-12 19 27.54%
13-14 20 28.99%
15-16 10 14.49%
17-18 1 1.45%
19-20 1 1.45%
21-22 0 0%
23-24 0 0%
25 and up 0 0%
I haven't...yet! 9 13.04%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-27-2008, 11:11 PM View Post #11 (Link)
DreamChaser (Offline)
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This is my first year of taking writing seriously....but I think that since I'm only 12 and on this site it counts for something....
...until the stars have blinked their last,
wherever on this Earth you walk,
he will arouse, excite, inspire,
my Valentine, my one dark fire...
-The Fire Eternal

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:22 PM View Post #12 (Link)
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I started taking writing seriously at 9-10... I was really into writing, plus my teacher was the one who kept me going so I took it seriously from then on.
Old 06-17-2009, 12:11 AM View Post #13 (Link)
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I got a lot of encouragement from my mom really early on, so I took it pretty seriously from the beginning. I was looking for publishers at nine. Even though what I was writing was absolutely horrific. The plot was amazing back then and the characters had depth and I had sequals coming out all over the place but... you know... you grow older, and you start to realize that "Gosh, I sucked back then."
I am leaving YWO forever. It's been a pleasure working, talking, writing and getting to know you all. Some of you will be seeing me around TW. I'm quitting YWO because I can't do them both, even though I've been here longer and I've met some pretty awesome people. PM me if you'd like to say goodbye!
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:38 AM View Post #14 (Link)
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I first got started with by best friend. We were reading the Edge Chronicles together in fourth or fifth grade. He gave up soon after, on both writing and the Edge Chronicles. I still do both! It was really my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Scott, that brought up "publishing" and that really sparked the whole mess.
-Admiral Ackbar

You're never really done for as long as you've got a good story and someone to tell it to. -The Legend of 1900
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:56 PM View Post #15 (Link)
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I have been telling myself stories since I was 12 but I hated writing them down because my spelling was horrific and kept thinking I would wait until I got better before starting but when I was 15 I decided I didn't care and went ahead and began writing and have not stopped since (my spelling is a whole lot better now )
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:24 AM View Post #16 (Link)
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I love writing but I don't take it seriously.
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Roses are red
Violets are blue
Some poems rhyme
This one doesn't

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:30 AM View Post #17 (Link)
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I have been writing for two years but I've only writen 12 pages. I'm extra serious about it though because I plan to make a living out of it.
Books are entertainment for the unimaginitive, but they are a refuge for the imaginative. I'm the latter and I spend hours in my refuge.

Old 11-27-2010, 09:45 AM View Post #18 (Link)
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When I was 7-8 Years old I started thinking of becoming a part time author and that Idea's stuck to me for now...
People assume that time
is a strict progression of cause to effect,
but actually, from a nonlinear,
non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like
a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey...

- The Doctor (David Tennant)
Old 12-25-2011, 03:40 PM View Post #19 (Link)
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I love writing, but it's still just something to do for fun right now. I've thought about publishing, but I don't think I have the confidence to do that yet.
"If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it."
- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 9
Old 12-29-2011, 01:04 PM View Post #20 (Link)
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I wrote my first full novel (though it really DID suck) when I was seven but I had started writing it when I was six. I've always wanted to be a writer
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